VIPHO KOREA has announced its service, VIPHO, an app service that can create augmented reality photos.
In the app, users can select a scene from a video that they want to make as an AR photo and print it. With the printed AR photo, users can have a special experience of playing the video on the photo by lighting the photo with the app’s camera.
VIPHO photos can be printed under various printing environments such as a home photo printer or an online printing service, which allows users to produce AR photos very conveniently.
A user, bringing an AR photo to life using the VIPHO app.
Storing videos on DVDs has become a daunting complex because it’s getting more difficult to find DVD players at homes. On the other hand, using VIPHO, users can easily store images of weddings, family, and friends in a photobook or frame.
VIPHO app has been on a trial service for two months before it launched its beta service in May this year.
During the trial period, users from 49 countries downloaded the app and confirmed the potential to scale as a global service.
iOS users can first meet the app from Apple’s App Store, and the company announced that the Android version will soon be released by this year.
VIPHO is a Korean startup that started out in 2019 with a vision to bring augmented reality to people’s everyday lives. The startup was recognized for its business potential by receiving fundings from Korea Credit Guarantee Fund’s Start-up NEST program. Joo-Hyuk Lim, the CEO of VIPHO KOREA commented that they plan to expand VIPHO service to business areas such as advertisement and consumer products, and that their augmented reality service will be widely used in everyday life.